College student, here. More specifically, Chemistry and Physics double major who is heavily involved in campus clubs, research, and also has a small online business. Pretty busy. Lots of tasks each week.
My current setup in Omnifocus involves a custom “Homework” perspective that is primarily organized by due date, but also by class. Other tasks I tend to add in via Forecast. Though I also have a custom perspective for quick 5-minute tasks. And now that I typed that out, I’m realizing just how NOT robust my system is. Especially because I only just learned about defer dates a couple days ago (and haven’t been able to implement them, for now).
Lately I’ve been using Google Calendar as a primary means of organizing my workload. Mostly because I have so much due these last couple weeks of classes that I want to make sure I actually make time for everything to fit in.
This semester I had a lot of tasks due the same day each week, which made scheduling a but less hectic. Not sure what next semester will bring. But I’ll likely have a somewhat similar situation. With other homework popping up here and there.
I haven’t been using Omnifocus for that long. Just a few months. So I’m still playing around with it to figure out what will work for me. I don’t like that I seem to be jumping from system to system whenever the time “feels right”. I’d rather have something more fool-proof and robust to rely on. Which I know from seeing the setups of others that Omnifocus has the power to do just that.
I’d really like to hear about the setup other students use!